Sunday, 22 June 2008
Gordon Brown is looking for a new oil deal, at 8.30 am on a sunday morning I was looking for a new tea bag. Wimbledon fortnight is upon us so its gonna rain for the next 14 days, mix that with more talk in the media of the credit crunch we will all be laughing I'm sure?. Hats off to Lee child, 53 from Birmingham who was fired at the age of 40. On the scrapheap with a family to support he spent £3.99 on paper and pencils with the ambition of writing the biggest-selling book in the world's biggest market: America. Thirteen years later, Child reaches the summit today when his 12th novel, Nothing to Lose, starring his anti hero Jack Reacher which goes straight to number one in the New York Times hardback fiction list, 10 places ahead of Sebastian Faulk's James Bond rework Devil May Cure. Child has topped the number one paperback charts in America and the charts in Britain.